The Magdalen House

Capital Campaign 

$2.9 M

All donations made to our Capital Campaign
help build our new house at
4513 Gaston Ave.

The Project

With an estimated 250,000+ alcoholic women in the DFW area, the need for free recovery programs for alcoholic women continues to grow.

Serving the community for over 32 years, The Magdalen House is building a larger, more visible home to help more women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost.

Help us build our new facility by donating directly to The Magdalen House Capital Campaign.

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Tucked away in the Dallas neighborhood of Little Forest Hills, our well-loved, well-worn home has become too small and has been subjected to over two decades of wear and tear. With a frequent wait list for our Social Detox Program, restricted access to our Peer Recovery Program meetings by public transportation, and limited visibility from the community, the need for a new facility is critical to our growth. Additionally, we seek a more accessible and visible location that will allow us to serve a higher number of alcoholic women and their families.

To avoid suspension of our life saving services and create a unique space for our programming, we have elected to renovate a house in a new location while we continue to provide services to alcoholic women in our current home. This new facility will enable us to customize the space specifically for our programs and increase our Social Detox Program capacity by 40% – growing our in-house client capacity from 14 to 20 beds – while doubling the space for our Peer Recovery Program classes, meetings, and workshops.

Through The Magdalen House Capital Campaign, we will be able to further our mission to help women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles in a home designed specifically to meet the growing needs of the Dallas-Fort Worth recovery community.

The Magdalen House will relocate to 4513 Gaston Ave in early 2021.

  • 251,364 alcoholic women are estimated to live in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
  • Alcoholic women are more likely than men to face multiple barriers to recovery and are less likely than men to seek treatment.
  • A 2017 study showed that the rate of alcohol use disorder in women in the United States nearly doubled in 11 years, jumping from 4.9% in 2002 to 9% in 2013.
  • Based on 325 admissions in 2018 into our Social Detox Program, The Magdalen House theoretically saved Dallas county $11,531,325 in potential hospital stays.

The Magdalen House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization helping women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles. Founded in Dallas in 1987, The Magdalen House remains the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services – without insurance or state funding – 100% free of charge.

The agency offers crisis intervention through a two-week, in-house Social Detox Program, alongside continued care through a Peer Recovery Program. One serves women in crisis, while the other is available to any alcoholic woman at any stage of her recovery. This creates a recovery community grounded in the idea that together, we can accomplish what we cannot do alone.

After 32 years, The Magdalen House continues to play a vital role in changing the lives of thousands of alcoholic women and their families. The Magdalen House is wholly privately funded – accepting no government monies – with a vision to build a thriving community of recovered women and their families, one woman at a time.


Ways to Give

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You are welcome to mail a check, paid to The Magdalen House with “Capital Campaign” in the memo to:

1302 Redwood Circle
Dallas, Texas 75218

The Project

Thank you to all the individuals, foundations, and organizations who have invested in our Legacy of Hope Capital Campaign thus far. Your generosity and investment in our vision have made what was once a dream, a reality.

By supporting the Legacy of Hope Capital Campaign, you are helping The Magdalen House reach a crucial milestone in our agency’s 32-year history.

Thank you,

Kate Dorff and Dave Kroencke, Campaign Chairs
The Magdalen House Staff and Board of Directors


Constantin Foundation, Inc.
David M. Crowley Foundation
The Epperson Family Foundation
Hanley Family Foundation
Hillcrest Foundation
Hoblitzelle Foundation
The Hoglund Foundation
The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
Lowden Family Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
The Moozie Foundation
The Rees-Jones Foundation
Renah Blair Rietzke Family and Community Foundation
The Robert R. and Kay M. Onstead Foundation
Rowling Foundation
Sapphire Foundation
Simmons Sisters Fund
Thornton Family Foundation
The William and Phyllis Snyder Foundation
William and Susan Raglund Fund

Our Progress

$2.3M / $3.2M

raised to date

*Last updated 6/11/2019

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